The Little Menominee

Mama:ceqta:hsak (in the Menominee language)

Note: the colon signifies a long vowel in Mama:ceqta:hsak. (The 'a:' sounds like the 'a' in "fa:ther")

Mama:ceqta:hsak or The Little Menominee of James F. Frechette, Jr. Menominee Artist, by David R. Wrone, with the editorial assistance of Michael J. Hoffman. Published under the auspices of the Menominee Clan Story. © 2006

Table of Contents

  • Introduction

    The introduction contains the following stories:

    • Woodland Traditional Art
    • The Menominee
    • James F. Frechette, Jr
    • Story Telling
  • Mama:ceqta:hsak

    The Mama:ceqta:hsak contains the following stories:

    • The Little Menominee
    • Menominee Genesis
    • Origin Story
  • The Clan System

    The Mama:ceqta:hsak contains the following stories:

    • Five Principle Clans
    • Political & Social Dimensions
    • Devine Gifts
  • Organizational Life of the Tribe

    The Tribe's Organizational Life contains the following stories:

    • Dance of the Water Carrier: Elk
    • Speaker of the People: Bear
  • Celebration of the Future

    Celebration of the Future contains the following stories:

    • The Fox
    • Preparing for the Hunt
    • The Successful Hunter
  • Respect for Things Significant

    Respect for things Significant contains the following stories:

    • The Fisherman: Loon
    • Judging the Maple Sugar:Beaver
  • Clan Obligations

    The Clan's Obligations contains the following stories:

    • Preparing for War: Winter Hawk
    • The Harvester: Moose
    • The Dancer, Hulling the Rice: Raccoon
    • The Water Carrier: Elk
  • The Menominee Clan Structure